Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
Toews accidentally checks kid
During drills at a youth hockey camp in Canada, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews accidentally flattens a young man onthe blue line. Toews was concerned about the lad's safety. How manyyoung men get to say they took on a Blackhawk? It turns out he was justfine and has a great story for the rest of his life. (AOL SportingNews)
And the award goes to?
Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and White Sox outfielder Juan Pierre have been nominated for the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award. The award goes to a Major League Baseball player featuring dedication to giving back to the community combined with outstanding skills on the field. Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield received the award in 2010. (Hardball Talk)
Former Bear joining Browns?
Not so long ago the Bears received fullback Tyler Clutts from the Cleveland Browns, now Cleveland is thinking of signing ex-Bears punter Brad Maynard. Still, the team has yet confirm any roster changes. (Chicago Tribune)
Ramirez released from jail
Tuesday was Manny Ramirez's first court appearance after a domestic feud with his wife. He was ordered to not have any direct contact with his wife. Ramirez's bail was set at 2,500 on a charge of domestic violence after being arrested on Monday night. (Hardball Talk)
Could half the NBA season be missed?
Tuesday's NBA meeting of negotiating teams in New York ended up being deemed disappointing. Union leader president and Lakers point guard Derek Fisher said at this point the preseason and training camps are likely not going to start on schedule. Union leader Billy Hunter advised the players that they might have to sit out for half the season. (ProBasketball Talk)
Legendary high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore—the winningest coach in Illinois history—died on Wednesday night at the age of 83.
St. Joseph won two state championships (1999, 2015) under Pingatore, while also capturing six sectional championships during a high point from 1982 to 1988. During his tenure, Pingatore helped produce three McDonald’s All-Americans and led the Chargers to nine state appearances.
On February 11, 2017, Pingatore collected his 1,000th win—his overall record was 1035-383—and is still to this day the only Illinois high school basketball coach with over 900 wins. The legendary coach also helped guide some of the state’s greatest talents along their way to stellar careers. Among Pingatore’s star pupils are Indiana Hoosiers great Daryl Thomas, 2010 John R. Wooden Award winner Evan Turner and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas.
He was also well known for his important role in the critically acclaimed “Hoop Dreams”, the 1994 documentary that followed high school athletes William Gates and Arthur Agee as they chased their dreams of being NBA players, while also dealing with the socio-economic difficulties of traveling from inner-city Chicago to Westchester, Illinois every day for school. According to the Sun-Times, Pingatore was coaching this past weekend at the Riverside-Brookfield Shootout.
In his 50 years of coaching at St. Joseph, Pingatore made an indelible mark on many lives and the St. Joseph community at-large.
The Cubs-Braves game on Wednesday got delayed due to a thunderstorm that blew through Chicago.
It made for a pretty scene with a pink and orange sky during sunset that made way to rain clouds, thunder and lightning. Fox Sports South captured the footage of the Wrigley sky and then caught Kris Bryant jumping and then running in the dugout at the sound of thunder.
Even former MVPs can be scared of thunder.
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